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Clinical Ethics Education Series

This is a medical ethics education series developed by the Providence Center for Health Care Ethics, intended for health care providers in hospitals and clinics, including physicians, executive leaders, managers, directors, clinical staff and ethics committee members.

Please scroll down to see upcoming dates, times and topics; use the form below to register.

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Dates Offered:

Core IA - Basic Principles and the Providence Model for Clinical Ethical Decision Making

March 01, 2018 Thursday 08:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Mount Carmel Hospital Clinical Classroom
982 E. Columbia Ave.
Colville, WA 99114

This course is open to all hospital staff and employees, and provides the ethical infrastructure for all the Ethics Center’s ethics services.

This course is a perquisite to other Core Curricula courses. It is an eight-hour program that covers the Providence approach to understanding ethics in health care, and introduces participants to the Providence model for ethical decision-making. It also includes a discussion of case studies on topics often encountered at ethics consultations such as clinical conflicts, patient decision-making and professionalism.


Ethics Grand Rounds

March 13, 2018 Tuesday 12:15 PM – 01:15 PM

Sacred Heart Mother Joseph Room
101 W. 8th Avenue
Lower Level 3 (near the Cafeteria)
Spokane, WA 99204

Meets the second Tuesday of each month and addresses cases related to relevant ethics topics based on trends in ethics consultation.

Notes and registration information

  • Free; open to all Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers; feel free to bring your lunch.
  • RSVP NOT required.
  • This course is also available via Northwest TeleHealth. Contact your local ministry education department to connect.
  • You may also join via Lync. Log on with your work computer or call 1-855-PHS-LYNC (1-855-747-5962); conference ID 63167161.

Core IA - Basic Principles and the Providence Model for Clinical Ethical Decision Making

March 28, 2018 Wednesday 08:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Broadway Building - Conference Center, Room 2
Providence St. Patrick Hospital
500 W. Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802

This course is open to all hospital staff and employees, and provides the ethical infrastructure for all the Ethics Center’s ethics services.

This course is a perquisite to other Core Curricula courses. It is an eight-hour program that covers the Providence approach to understanding ethics in health care, and introduces participants to the Providence model for ethical decision-making. It also includes a discussion of case studies on topics often encountered at ethics consultations such as clinical conflicts, patient decision-making and professionalism.


Ethics Grand Rounds

April 10, 2018 Tuesday 12:15 PM – 01:15 PM

Sacred Heart Mother Joseph Room
101 W. 8th Avenue
Lower Level 3 (near the Cafeteria)
Spokane, WA 99204

Meets the second Tuesday of each month and addresses cases related to relevant ethics topics based on trends in ethics consultation.

Notes and registration information

  • Free; open to all Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers; feel free to bring your lunch.
  • RSVP NOT required.
  • This course is also available via Northwest TeleHealth. Contact your local ministry education department to connect.
  • You may also join via Lync. Log on with your work computer or call 1-855-PHS-LYNC (1-855-747-5962); conference ID 63167161.

Core IB - Decisions in Tough Cases: Who Makes Them and Why

April 11, 2018 Wednesday 08:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Murphy Room - Providence Center for Health & Well-Being
101 W. 8th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99204

In this course, participants will explore the principle of Respect of Autonomy and how it applies in health care decision-making across many different settings. It will include interactive elements and case-based discussions.

Topics covered include the principle of respect for autonomy; decision-making capacity and assessment; surrogate decision-making models; and identification of an appropriate surrogate.


Core IB - Decisions in Tough Cases: Who Makes Them and Why

April 26, 2018 Thursday 08:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Mount Carmel Hospital Clinical Classroom
982 E. Columbia Ave.
Colville, WA 99114

In this course, participants will explore the principle of Respect of Autonomy and how it applies in health care decision-making across many different settings. It will include interactive elements and case-based discussions.

Topics covered include the principle of respect for autonomy; decision-making capacity and assessment; surrogate decision-making models; and identification of an appropriate surrogate.


Ethics Grand Rounds

May 08, 2018 Tuesday 12:15 PM – 01:15 PM

Sacred Heart Mother Joseph Room
101 W. 8th Avenue
Lower Level 3 (near the Cafeteria)
Spokane, WA 99204

Meets the second Tuesday of each month and addresses cases related to relevant ethics topics based on trends in ethics consultation.

Notes and registration information

  • Free; open to all Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers; feel free to bring your lunch.
  • RSVP NOT required.
  • This course is also available via Northwest TeleHealth. Contact your local ministry education department to connect.
  • You may also join via Lync. Log on with your work computer or call 1-855-PHS-LYNC (1-855-747-5962); conference ID 63167161.

Core IB - Decisions in Tough Cases: Who Makes Them and Why

May 23, 2018 Wednesday 08:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Providence St. Mary Medical Center
401 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

In this course, participants will explore the principle of Respect of Autonomy and how it applies in health care decision-making across many different settings. It will include interactive elements and case-based discussions.

Topics covered include the principle of respect for autonomy; decision-making capacity and assessment; surrogate decision-making models; and identification of an appropriate surrogate.


Ethics Grand Rounds

June 12, 2018 Tuesday 12:15 PM – 01:15 PM

Sacred Heart Mother Joseph Room
101 W. 8th Avenue
Lower Level 3 (near the Cafeteria)
Spokane, WA 99204

Meets the second Tuesday of each month and addresses cases related to relevant ethics topics based on trends in ethics consultation.

Notes and registration information

  • Free; open to all Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers; feel free to bring your lunch.
  • RSVP NOT required.
  • This course is also available via Northwest TeleHealth. Contact your local ministry education department to connect.
  • You may also join via Lync. Log on with your work computer or call 1-855-PHS-LYNC (1-855-747-5962); conference ID 63167161.

Core IIA - Ethical Dilemmas in Difficult Discharges

June 27, 2018 Wednesday 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Broadway Building - Conference Center, Room 2
Providence St. Patrick Hospital
500 W. Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802

In this half-day course, participants will explore conflicts of ethics principles and core values related to difficult discharge scenarios. Topics will include the principles of respect for autonomy, decision-making capacity, beneficence, justice and patient safety.


Ethics Grand Rounds

August 14, 2018 Tuesday 12:15 PM – 01:15 PM

Sacred Heart Mother Joseph Room
101 W. 8th Avenue
Lower Level 3 (near the Cafeteria)
Spokane, WA 99204

Meets the second Tuesday of each month and addresses cases related to relevant ethics topics based on trends in ethics consultation.

Notes and registration information

  • Free; open to all Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers; feel free to bring your lunch.
  • RSVP NOT required.
  • This course is also available via Northwest TeleHealth. Contact your local ministry education department to connect.
  • You may also join via Lync. Log on with your work computer or call 1-855-PHS-LYNC (1-855-747-5962); conference ID 63167161.

Core IIA - Ethical Dilemmas in Difficult Discharges

August 30, 2018 Thursday 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Mount Carmel Hospital Clinical Classroom
982 E. Columbia Ave.
Colville, WA 99114

In this half-day course, participants will explore conflicts of ethics principles and core values related to difficult discharge scenarios. Topics will include the principles of respect for autonomy, decision-making capacity, beneficence, justice and patient safety.


Core IID - Ethical Dilemmas in Caring for the Elderly

August 30, 2018 Thursday 12:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Mount Carmel Hospital Clinical Classroom
982 E. Columbia Ave.
Colville, WA 99114

In this four-hour module, participants will explore several unique situations that face clinicians and families in the care of aging patients that bring into tension the principles for respect of autonomy, beneficence and professionalism/clinical integrity. This course will NOT address specific ethics questions at the End of Life; those are addressed in a separate course—Core Curriculum IIE.


Ethics Grand Rounds

September 11, 2018 Tuesday 12:15 PM – 01:15 PM

Sacred Heart Mother Joseph Room
101 W. 8th Avenue
Lower Level 3 (near the Cafeteria)
Spokane, WA 99204

Meets the second Tuesday of each month and addresses cases related to relevant ethics topics based on trends in ethics consultation.

Notes and registration information

  • Free; open to all Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers; feel free to bring your lunch.
  • RSVP NOT required.
  • This course is also available via Northwest TeleHealth. Contact your local ministry education department to connect.
  • You may also join via Lync. Log on with your work computer or call 1-855-PHS-LYNC (1-855-747-5962); conference ID 63167161.

NEW Core Curriculum - Ethical Dilemmas in Caring for Pediatric Patients

September 12, 2018 Wednesday 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM

4th Floor Classrooms
Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
101 W. 8th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99204

More information coming soon.


Core IID - Ethical Dilemmas in Caring for the Elderly

September 12, 2018 Wednesday 12:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Murphy Room - Providence Center for Health & Well-Being
101 W. 8th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99204

In this four-hour module, participants will explore several unique situations that face clinicians and families in the care of aging patients that bring into tension the principles for respect of autonomy, beneficence and professionalism/clinical integrity. This course will NOT address specific ethics questions at the End of Life; those are addressed in a separate course—Core Curriculum IIE.


Core IIA - Ethical Dilemmas in Difficult Discharges

September 26, 2018 Wednesday 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Providence St. Mary Medical Center
401 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

In this half-day course, participants will explore conflicts of ethics principles and core values, related to difficult discharge scenarios. Topics will include the principles of respect for autonomy, decision-making capacity, beneficence, justice and patient safety.


Core IID - Ethical Dilemmas in Caring for the Elderly

September 26, 2018 Wednesday 12:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Kadlec Regional Medical Center
888 Swift Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352

In this four-hour module, participants will explore several unique situations that face clinicians and families in the care of aging patients that bring into tension the principles for respect of autonomy, beneficence and professionalism/clinical integrity. This course will NOT address specific ethics questions at the End of Life; those are addressed in a separate course—Core Curriculum IIE.


Ethics Grand Rounds

October 09, 2018 Tuesday 12:15 PM – 01:15 PM

Sacred Heart Mother Joseph Room
101 W. 8th Avenue
Lower Level 3 (near the Cafeteria)
Spokane, WA 99204

Meets the second Tuesday of each month and addresses cases related to relevant ethics topics based on trends in ethics consultation.

Notes and registration information

  • Free; open to all Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers; feel free to bring your lunch.
  • RSVP NOT required.
  • This course is also available via Northwest TeleHealth. Contact your local ministry education department to connect.
  • You may also join via Lync. Log on with your work computer or call 1-855-PHS-LYNC (1-855-747-5962); conference ID 63167161.

Core IA - Basic Principles and the Providence Model for Clinical Ethical Decision Making

October 23, 2018 Tuesday 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center
6 13th Ave. East
Polson, MT 59860

This course is open to all hospital staff and employees, and provides the ethical infrastructure for all the Ethics Center’s ethics services.

This course is a perquisite to other Core Curricula courses. The program covers the Providence approach to understanding ethics in health care, and introduces participants to the Providence model for ethical decision-making. It also includes a discussion of case studies on topics often encountered at ethics consultations such as clinical conflicts, patient decision-making and professionalism.


Core IID - Ethical Dilemmas in Caring for the Elderly

October 24, 2018 Wednesday 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Broadway Building - Conference Center, Room 1
Providence St. Patrick Hospital
500 W. Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802

In this four-hour module, participants will explore several unique situations that face clinicians and families in the care of aging patients that bring into tension the principles for respect of autonomy, beneficence and professionalism/clinical integrity. This course will NOT address specific ethics questions at the End of Life; those are addressed in a separate course—Core Curriculum IIE.


Ethics Grand Rounds

November 13, 2018 Tuesday 12:15 PM – 01:15 PM

Sacred Heart Mother Joseph Room
101 W. 8th Avenue
Lower Level 3 (near the Cafeteria)
Spokane, WA 99204

Meets the second Tuesday of each month and addresses cases related to relevant ethics topics based on trends in ethics consultation.

Notes and registration information

  • Free; open to all Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers; feel free to bring your lunch.
  • RSVP NOT required.
  • This course is also available via Northwest TeleHealth. Contact your local ministry education department to connect.
  • You may also join via Lync. Log on with your work computer or call 1-855-PHS-LYNC (1-855-747-5962); conference ID 63167161.

Core IIE - Ethical Dilemmas at the End of Life

November 29, 2018 Thursday 08:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Mount Carmel Hospital Clinical Classroom
982 E. Columbia Ave.
Colville, WA 99114

This eight-hour course is an opportunity to explore ethical issues at the end of life through case-based learning modules covering a broad range of clinical scenarios, including mechanical respiratory support, blood transfusions, medically-administered artificial nutrition, dialysis and pain management. It also includes issues of cross-cultural communication at the end of life.

Instructors facilitate discussions around key ethical principles across a variety of clinical scenarios with an interactive curriculum comprised of case-based analysis and in-depth discussions of cases.


Ethics Grand Rounds

December 11, 2018 Tuesday 12:15 PM – 01:15 PM

Sacred Heart Mother Joseph Room
101 W. 8th Avenue
Lower Level 3 (near the Cafeteria)
Spokane, WA 99204

Meets the second Tuesday of each month and addresses cases related to relevant ethics topics based on trends in ethics consultation.

Notes and registration information

  • Free; open to all Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers; feel free to bring your lunch.
  • RSVP NOT required.
  • This course is also available via Northwest TeleHealth. Contact your local ministry education department to connect.
  • You may also join via Lync. Log on with your work computer or call 1-855-PHS-LYNC (1-855-747-5962); conference ID 63167161.

Core IIE - Ethical Dilemmas at the End of Life

December 12, 2018 Wednesday 08:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Murphy Room - Providence Center for Health & Well-Being
101 W. 8th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99204

This eight-hour course is an opportunity to explore ethical issues at the end of life through case-based learning modules covering a broad range of clinical scenarios, including mechanical respiratory support, blood transfusions, medically-administered artificial nutrition, dialysis and pain management. It also includes issues of cross-cultural communication at the end of life.

Instructors facilitate discussions around key ethical principles across a variety of clinical scenarios with an interactive curriculum comprised of case-based analysis and in-depth discussions of cases.


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Providence Center for Health & Wellness